The re-emergence of Central Asia in world history imposes a new consideration of Xinjiang, the gate of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). For Xinjiang also, the Belt and Road Initiative constitutes China’s greatest project for the twenty-first century. Xinjiang is a pivot of the new history of Central Asia, and through it the new Silk Road is able to reach far away countries. The history, society, economy and geopolitics along the ancient Silk Road provide a perspective to understand the Belt and Road Initiative in Central Asia. Copyright © 2020 The Author(s).
|Title of host publication||China’s globalization and the Belt and Road Initiative|
|Editors||Jean A. BERLIE|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
CitationBerlie, J. A. (2020). Xinjiang and Central Asia’s pivot of history for the Belt and Road Initiative. In J. A. Berlie (Ed.), China’s globalization and the Belt and Road Initiative (pp. 41-55). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.
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